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Title

Yena (yam cult head)

mid 20th century
collected 1961


Artist

Kwoma people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Cultural origin

Kwoma people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1961


Media category

Ceremonial object


Materials used

wood, white, red ochre and black pigments


Dimensions

92.5 x 20.0 x 7.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1976


Location

Not on display


Accession number

159.1976


Artist information

Kwoma people

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 13. cat.no. 148, 'Head on stake. Nose, eyes and mouth in relief. Wood, some red pigment. Head 18h, overall 36½h. Washkuk, Sepik River. Coll: S.G. Moriarty. S73'.